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Anticipated Tenure-Track Faculty Positions 2019-2020 (Social Work) *Revised*
Kean University

Date Posted Mar. 28, 2019
Title Anticipated Tenure-Track Faculty Positions 2019-2020 (Social Work) *Revised*
University Kean University
Union, NJ, United States
Department Department of Graduate Social Work
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Social Work

Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering 50 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs and options leading to masters and doctoral degrees, professional diplomas and certifications. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.

All open faculty positions are ten-month, full-time, tenure-track assignments at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective September 1, 2019, unless otherwise indicated. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Courses are taught at the Union campus but some positions may include assignments at Kean Ocean in Toms River, New Jersey or other locations.

All tenure-track faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and an on-going program of research and publication or creative and performance activity. Participation in curriculum development, student advisement and service at the departmental/school, college, university and community level is also required. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. All positions are subject to availability of funds, due to financial exigencies.

Department of Graduate Social Work Revised
Social Work – to teach Masters-level courses including, but not limited to: Research; Program Evaluation; Trauma; Psychopathology; Comfort Care; and Clinical Practice. The Master of Social Work (MSW) program’s specialization is direct clinical practice. The program seeks candidates with the following expertise: productive scholars with a proven record of peer reviewed scholarship that promotes clinical practice, social justice and the well-being of diverse populations; motivated professionals with a proven record of teaching excellence in on campus and online course delivery; leading engaging and inclusive classroom instruction with diverse adult learners; collegiality and the ability to collaborate with a diverse student, faculty and staff population; and teaching and practice expertise in Trauma Informed Care, Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Clinical Prevention and Intervention practice; Behavioral Health Integration, Psychopharmacology and Health Disparities. Candidates are expected to have a proven record of outreach to the professional practice community; record of using technology and innovation to engage diverse students; support student success through advisement and attendance at University recruitment events and graduations; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; promote positive student outcomes; knowledge of the principles and methods for curriculum design with the use of the CSWE EPAS 2015; maintain weekly on campus office hours; apply the NASW Code of Ethics and Standards; and support the University’s mission.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Social Work (Ph.D. or DSW); MSW from a CSWE accredited program; three years of graduate level clinical course teaching experience; proven record of peer reviewed publications to support an active research agenda; three years of clinical social work practice experience; and eligibility for New Jersey Social Work Clinical Licensure is required. Candidates fluent in Spanish and English are encouraged to apply. ABD considered with completion date by September 1, 2019.

Contact: Dr. Telvis M. Rich, Program Director, at Previous applicants need not apply. Please send statement of research agenda and a copy of recent teaching evaluations with the required application materials.

Application Information for All Positions

Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references. Apply to the identified contact at the email address above or mail to: Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits program included. Contingent on Budgetary Approval and Appropriated Funding.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Telvis M. Rich, Program Director
    Department of Graduate Social Work
    Kean University
    1000 Morris Avenue
    Union, NJ 07083


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